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Priority booking for Hamilton in London went on sale at noon today. I was on the priority list, I got all the information last Thursday (including the really interesting stuff about how they are doing "ticketless booking" to combat ticket resales) and did some careful thinking about how much I wanted to spend and on what combination of tickets. The booking period just encompassed my birthday next year, so I decided to go for a Saturday matinee as close as possible to my birthday (because what better way to celebrate staying alive?).

At the weekend I set up a ticketmaster account, and added my payment details, this morning I confirmed I could sign in from work, was able to navigate to the performance I wanted and see how the ticket options would go, but not to order until noon, and waited. I hit reload a few minutes before noon, and got the Ticketmaster "you are in a queue" page, which thankfully cleared not long after I'd tweeted:

For speed purposes, I didn't try to choose seats but just asked for Best Tickets, and am delighted to have got row C stalls!  I think I benefited from being near the end of the booking period, and having as much as possible pre-filled.  Now I just need to wait till next June ....

Date: 2017-01-16 15:32 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hollymath
So excited.

Date: 2017-01-16 16:03 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sfred
Eeeeeeeeeee! :-)

Date: 2017-01-16 16:10 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sfred

Date: 2017-01-16 16:12 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sfred
My excitement today has pushed my resistant colleague (who will love it) over the tipping point to start to listen to it.

Date: 2017-01-16 22:41 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hollymath
Hurrah. :)

Date: 2017-01-16 17:16 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ceb
I'm taking you, my boss, and hopefully my co-worker (who I think you met at my xmas party?) if she's still in the country/able to visit then.


Date: 2017-01-16 14:03 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ghoti.livejournal.com
Yay! I thought for a moment you were leading up to 'and I *still* didn't get tickets'. I'm really glad you got some.

I don't want to plan that far ahead, so I told my partners they should decide between themselves and go without me if they want to go, but noone signed up for priority booking so they've until the 30th. This means that I've been watching all the happy people with no anxiety on my own part :)

Date: 2017-01-16 20:27 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] owlfish
My tickets are not for a birthday - but then they were not taking bookings for as far ahead as that. (But yay, tickets.)

Date: 2017-01-16 20:41 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ghoti.livejournal.com
I just realised also that it's more likely that I'm the one that can't go than anyone else, so so long as it's not me that buys the tickets, my polycule could get tickets in some combination and then if I couldn't go, they could take someone else. I'm normally the person who buys tickets though, so I don't know what they'll decide.

I know I want to have a birthday next year, I don't know what I'll be doing on it, and it's not during the period tickets are available for anyway
There's another ticket release in the autumn which i might try, and the online lottery - no bribable teenager by that point, but I suspect a babysitter will be not too hard to find.


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